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GridWay Metascheduler


The GridWay Metascheduler enables large-scale, reliable and efficient sharing of computing resources: clusters, supercomputers, stand-alone servers... It supports different LRM systems (PBS, SGE, LSF, Condor) within a single organization or scattered across several administrative domains. GridWay provides a single point of access to all resources in your organization, from in-house systems to Grid infrastructures and Cloud providers.

GridWay supports most of existing Grid middlewares (Globus WS and pre-WS, LCG, CREAM, ARC...) and has been used on main production Grid infrastructures.

Release Notes

The release notes can be found online:


The documentation is completely online:


Check the Installation Guide for more details.

Depending on whether you need a single-user or multi-user configuration, it gets slightly more complex due to the role of GridWay administrator. In any case, it summarizes to these steps:

  1. Install the required packages (make, gcc, java, ruby...)
  2. In a multi-user configuration, create the gwusers group and the gwadmin user.
  4. Change to the directory containing the GridWay distribution.
  5. Execute "./configure; make; make install".
  6. Build and install the needed drivers executing "make; make install", in $GW_LOCATION/src/{im_mad,em_mad,tm_mad}. Before, make sure you have installed the needed middleware (client-side) and packages. Some drivers have specific requirements that will be shown at build time.
  7. Configure GridWay through the file $GW_LOCATION/etc/gwd.conf (check the Configuration Guide).
  8. Launch the GridWay daemon from $GW_LOCATION/bin/gwd.
  9. Test it and enjoy!


Sometimes problems arise. The GridWay community provides free support

Alternatively, you might access and register to the GridWay development portal for bug filling and technical project overview (


The GridWay team.,


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